Twofour's A Night With My Ex goes global with format commissions and finished sales
15 Jan 2018
Fresh from the launch of the show’s second season on Channel 5 (UK), Twofour Rights has secured two major format commissions across The Netherlands and Germany, as well as a raft of finished programme sales for both the UK and US version.
The format, which reunites former lovers to give them a night of soul-searching to see if they want to rekindle their love for one another, or walk away for good, was originally commissioned by Channel 5 (One Night With My Ex) with a local version produced for Bravo in the US. In its current second run in the UK, the premiere was 24% above the slot average and ranked 10th most watched show across the past year in its slot.
ITV Studios will be producing a 6 x 60’ version of the series in Germany for commercial broadcaster, VOX. While BNNVARA has commissioned a local version of A Night With My Ex to be produced by SKYHIGHTV for NPO3 in the Netherlands.
M6 has acquired series 1 and 2 of the UK version, as well as the US show for their Teva Channel.
Meanwhile, Digicast in Italy, Corus Entertainment in Canada and Discovery in India has acquired rights to the 10 x 30’ US version.
TVNZ will be airing the UK version in New Zealand, TVN in Poland and YLE in Finland.
The show sees former couples coming together for the first time since splitting up, as they reveal their feelings and open their hearts. Couples spend a night on neutral ground— an apartment block rigged to hear and see their every move—as they ask each other a series of questions to see where it all went wrong, and discover if they want to give love a second chance.
Eniela Bella, VP Sales, EMEA & Latin America, said: "The international response to A Night With My Ex has been phenomenal. The format ticks all the boxes for broadcasters: affordable to produce, universal themes, with real human drama and entertainment."